You know you’re going to college, you’ve filed your FAFSA, applied to colleges and universities, and now you’re getting financial aid award letters.
Since there is no standard format that colleges have to follow, it can be difficult to decode your award letters. Despite how varied these letters initially appear, they all contain the same information. It’s just a matter of knowing what to look for and what it all means.
These resources provide clear and concise information in a variety of presentations that will help you understand different aspects of your award letters.
Now that you’ve looked through the articles, infographics, and videos here, you’re practically an expert on reading financial aid award letters. Explore the rest of YesCollege to prepare for the other aspects of college that you’ll encounter.
Scott Hawksworth is YesCollege.com's founder and podcast host. His goal with the show is to not only help prospective students gain first hand knowledge about the degree programs they'll enroll in, but to also highlight the careers of fantastic professionals in higher ed. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.